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Aberdeen Lions Meeting
It was a busy program at a recent April meeting for the Aberdeen Lions. A Certificate of Apprecition was given to teacher Beverly Benke for her work with visually impaired students in Harford County. (See Club Projects for more info.) Candidate for Second Vice District Governor made his campagin visit. And Aberdeen Lion Sandy presented Aberdeen High School Vice Principal with a check from our proceeds at the Pancake Supper. (See Club Projects for info on the check presentation and Fundraisers for the Pancake Supper photos.) Below are random pics of the Aberdeen Lions at this meeting.
Be My Valentine
Aberdeen Lions celebrated their valentines at a February dinner meeting as spouses and significant others were invited. There was special entertainment and a check was presented to the Aberdeen Middle School for proceeds from the Spaghetti Supper. (See Fundraisers for more details on the Spaghetti Supper.)
Years of Service in Lions
At a recent dinner meeting, three Aberdeen Lions were recognized for their years in service to Lions Clubs. In the photos below, Club President Cheryl is presenting Service Certificates to (from left to right): Lion Herman - 20 years; Lion Maria - 20 years; and PDG Senora - 15 years.
Aberdeen Lions Holiday Meeting
Aberdeen Lions and their spouses kicked off the holidays with a Christmas Lions Club meeting.
Aberdeen Christmas Street Parade
December 1, 2012
It was a unusually warm and sunny day as the Aberdeen Lions and family members participated in the city of Aberdeen's Christmas Street parade. Lions rode in Lion Jon's truck (which was pulling the can trailer), advertising two of the club's fundraisers: the aluminum cans recycling and the Christmas Tree sales.
Aberdeen Lions Tour the new Susquehanna Center at HCC
The Aberdeen Lions held one of their October dinner meetings at Harford Community College (HCC). Afterwards, they toured the newly renovated Susquehanna Center. This athletic facility, originally built in 1968, has now doubled in size and has increased the opportunities for fitness, health and physical education for county residents. Denise Dregier, Director of College and Alumni Development, was the HCC escort and guide for this Lions tour.
Lions Attend USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum
Five Aberdeen Lions were among the 2180 Lions who attended the 36th Annual Lions Leadership Forum for USA and Canada. DG Skip, PCC Rowe, PDG Ed, PDG Senora and Lion Jane participated in several of the 75 seminars. Topics included the ABCs of Social Media, Tax Issues and Regulations Affecting Lions Club, What Makes a Lions Club a Strong One, and Great Leadership Starts with Attitude. PCC Rowe presented the session, “Goal Setting for Today’s Lions Club.” PDG Senora moderated the session, “Marketing Your Dynamic Club.” At the MD22 Breakfast, the five Aberdeen Lions took a picture with Immediate Past International President Dr. Tam and Past International President Clem Kusiak and Lion Jeanne Kusiak. PDG Ed caught up with PIP Kay Fukushima for a quick talk. PDG Ed served as District Governor while PIP Kay was LCI's International President. Lion Jane got tested for diabetes at one of the booth in the Exhibits Room. Next year’s Forum will be held in Overland Park, KS. See you there!
District 22-A Social Honors DG Skip
November 3, 2012
District Governor and Aberdeen Lion Skip Hoffman and First Lady Sharon were honored at District 22-A annual Social. The theme this year was " ‘A’ Lions’ Fall Celebration" and the social was held at Hunt Valley Inn. Lions Past International President Jimmy Ross, the guest speaker for the evening, presented Certificates of Appreciation to Admin Assistant Dick Maurer and Region I Chair Sue Parks. Thanks goes to Aberdeen Lion and Social Chair PDG Senora Haywood who organized & served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the District 22-A Social. A big THANKS goes to Lions Chuck and Sandy who organized a Silent Auction which raised over $4,000.
Click here to visit photos from the Social.
Aberdeen Lions Breakfast
August 18, 2012
Golden Corral, Aberdeen
We had a great turn-out for our annual breakfast at Golden Corral. This event brings Lions and their families together for an informal get-together. No formal meeting! No Lions business! Just friends and family eating together. Also, it's a small way to thank Lion Russ (owner of Golden Corral) for his food contributions to our Spaghetti and Pancake Suppers. (Thanks Russ!!)
Aberdeen Lions Night at the IronBirds Game
July 28, 2012
Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen
Sixty-three (63) members and guests of the Aberdeen Lions Club gathered to attend an IronBirds game at Ripken Stadium. A fireworks display followed the game against the Vermont Lake Monsters. Thanks goes to Lion Mark who obtained the tickets for this fun event.
Aberdeen Lions Club Awards for 2011-2012
At the last dinner meeting of the Lions Year, King Lion Kevin presented several key awards to members for their year(s) of service to the club and the community.
The following members were recognized for their perfect attendance (beyond 1 year):
Tammy Buckley - 2
Cheryl Rickey - 2
Karin Hancock - 3
Chuck Jacobs - 3
Karen Mitchell - 3
Sandy Osborn - 3
Marilyn Craig - 8
Richard Craig - 8
Herman Moxey - 20
Jane Gevecker-Mello - 22
Ed Mello - 24
Mark Schlottman - 24
Rowe Haywood - 27
Linda Baine - 28
Tom Baine - 34
And finally, with 38 years of perfect attendance, is: Larry Harris
King Lion Kevin honored the following Aberdeen Lions with these awards:
Outstanding New Lion
Aberdeen Lion of the Year
Lions Life Membership
Melvin Jones Fellow
Lion Cheryl Assumes Leadership of Aberdeen Lions
At the last meeting of the Lions year, Region III Chair Lambert inducted the new club officers for 2012-2013. (See "Contact Us" and scroll down for the photo.) Lion Cheryl was inducted as the new Aberdeen Lions Club President. Immediate Past President Kevin was also recognized for his successful year.
Incoming President Cheryl presents Outgoing President Kevin with his
Past President Pin.
Outgoing President Kevin hands down to Incoming President Cheryl the
Aberdeen President Pin.
Outgoing President Kevin shows off his Scrapbook for his Lions Year.
The Scrapbook was compiled by Lion Lnda (left) and the cover was made by Lion Marilyn (right).
Yea! District Governor and Aberdeen Lion Skip
Congratulations to Aberdeen Lion Walter "Skip" Hoffman who was elected at the Multiple District 22 Convention as District 22-A Governor for the Lions Year 2012-2013. The District 22-A Turnover meeting was held on June 15. The day after, DG-E Skip and his wife Sharon went off to Korea for the Lions International Convention where he attended District Governor School and was sworn in as District Governor. At the Turnover meeting, DG Skip was presented his DG Banner (a gift from the Aberdeen Club), by PDG Senora Haywood.
DG-E Skip’s Cabinet for the 2012-2013 Lions Year is: Cabinet Advisor - Former International President Clem Kusiak; Cabinet Secretary – Aberdeen Lion Kersey Jones; Cabinet Treasurer - Jo Ann Supik; Cabinet Administrative Assistant - Richard Maurer; and District Social Chair – Past District Governor and Aberdeen Lion Senora Haywood. (Right) DG-E Skip pins the Cabinet Secretary pin on Aberdeen Lion Kersey.
Aberdeen Lions Marched in National Memorial Day Parade
Aberdeen Lions were proud to be part of the Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. on the 28th of May. District Governor-Elect Skip, PCC Rowe, and Lions Lynn and Mark marched down Constitution Avenue, hearing the crowd say "Thanks" for the service that Lions provide. Though it was a long, hot 90 degree day, Aberdeen Lions roared with pride.
Lion Mark reported that security was tight and ever present in the District, but the greatest risk to the parade participants, was always under foot and only feet away.... One misstep, one carelessly placed tennis shoe (see below)....and a biological armegeddon would be unleashed, heretofore, unknown to man.
Presidential Award to PCC Rowe
At Over 670 Lions and guest attended the Multiple District 22 Convention, May 9-12, at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, MD. International Director (ID) Doug Alexander (New York) was our Guest for the Convention. Congratulations goes to Past Council Chair and Aberdeen Lion Rowe Haywood who was awarded the Lions Club International Presidential Award. Pictured below is District Governor Owen Landis pinning the Presidential medal on PCC Rowe as ID Doug looks on.
District 22-A Lions Awards
Lion Year 2011-2012
At the Multiple District 22 Convention in Salisbury, MD, the Aberdeen Lions Club was proud to earn the following District 22-A Lions Awards: Activities, Advanced Achievement, Bulletin, Web Page, and Public Relations. Additionally, Lion Kersey received the 100% Club Secretary Award and Lion Cindy received the 100% Club Treasurer Awards. Congrats!!
80th Anniversary Celebration
80 years ago, the Aberdeen Lions Club was chartered with 23 members. We are the second oldest Lions club in our District 22-A and the oldest Lions club in Harford County, MD. The club celebrated its 80th Anniversary at the Wetlands with dinner and entertainment. Click here to view the 80th Charter Night Program. 2012 Scholarships winners were also announced and honored at this meeting. Enjoy the photos below.
Joint Meeting with the Churchville Lions
Members from the Aberdeen Lions Club and the Churchville Lions Club came together for a joint meeting in March. Guest Speaker was Joshua Gregory, a senior at the Maryland School for the Blind. Members of both clubs were impressed with his talk. His mother, Denise, accompanied him to the meeting. In addition, Aberdeen Lions and PDGs Rowe and Senora Haywood conducted the induction of new members into the Churchville Lions Club.
Guest Speaker Josh, with (l-r) Denise Gregory,
Churchville Lions President Fred Guenther, and
Aberdeen Lions President Kevin Shetterly.